From: Formulary for a new Urbanism, IVAN CHTCHEGLOV 1953.
Situationist text about human psycogeography.
It is an early text about situationist vision of new possibilities of human geography.
"a whole toy box full of playful, inventive strategies for exploring cities...just about anything that takes pedestrian off their predictable paths and jolts them into a new awareness of the urban landscape."
I like is point of view about Bauhause. just made laugh. it sound a bit half hippie, half Vice magazine and that's made me laugh even more.
The text is amazing anaway.
We will leave Monsieur Le Corbusier’s style to him, a style suitable for factories and hospitals, and no doubt eventually for prisons. (Doesn’t he already build churches?) Some sort of psychological repression dominates this individual — whose face is as ugly as his conceptions of the world — such that he wants to squash people under ignoble masses of reinforced concrete, a noble material that should rather be used to enable an aerial articulation of space that could surpass the flamboyant Gothic style. His cretinizing influence is immense. A Le Corbusier model is the only image that arouses in me the idea of immediate suicide. He is destroying the last remnants of joy. And of love, passion, freedom.